The Onion’s Great Escape

An inquisitive and thoughtful young onion is desperate to escape the sharp kitchen knives and the ‘BIG FRY’ – she needs your help!

Sara Fanelli


Price: USD$24.95 USD$10.00



About the book
Sara Fanelli's activity book, an exciting first for Phaidon Press, asks young readers to help the onion break free by answering thought-provoking questions and completing the activities within, finally pressing a three-dimensional character right out of the pages.


In The Press
'The Onion's Great Escape is no ordinary children’s story. Tear along perforated lines and each beautifully-drawn page peels away; by the last page, the book - by Italian illustrator Sara Fanelli - folds into an onion. More alluring in real life than it sounds, and no smell.' The Independent Saturday Magazine

'A new conceptual activity book by artist Sara Fanelli, from Phaidon Press, is an absolute surprise. Not only because it's a marvelous work of quirky design, offbeat collage, and whimsical paper engineering, but also because of the unexpected philosophical questions and imagination stretching exercises it asks kids to engage in.'

About the author(s)
Sara Fanelli was born in Florence. She came to London to study art, and has been working there as a designer and illustrator since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1995. She divides her time between self-generated projects and commercial illustration commissions from a wide range of international clients, including the New Yorker, Penguin Books, Faber & Faber, Tate Modern, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Ron Arad, Issey Miyake, the New York Times and the Royal Mail. She has written and illustrated a number of children's books, and her work has been exhibited in venues around the world. She has twice been the overall winner of the Victoria & Albert Museum's illustration award and been awarded two D&AD pencils.


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